Maine Crab Cakes

This is a very simple recipe with a minimum of ingredients to let the sweet crab flavor shine through.

Maine Crab Cakes

About This Recipe


  • 1 pound picked Jonah crabmeat
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • Butter
  • Lemon wedges, for serving
  • Tartar sauce, optional


  1. 1

    Dump crabmeat in a large bowl, and loosen gently with your hands, being careful not to break up the larger pieces.

  2. 2

    Add seasoning and mayo; mix gently.

  3. 3

    Add breadcrumbs, mixing until thoroughly distributed.

  4. 4

    Shape into 4 cakes; chill for 20 minutes.

  5. 5

    Lightly butter a nonstick pan and heat over medium to medium-high heat.

  6. 6

    Cook crab cakes for 4 minutes, until lightly browned. Turn and cook 3 minutes more.

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